The start of November saw the new transport interchange at South Shields welcome its millionth passenger – less than two months since it opened. This brings the interchange well on the way to hitting its expected 7.5 million passengers a year.
Huw Lewis, Customer Services Director at Nexus, said: “To reach a million passengers just two months on from opening is testament to the quality of the South Shields interchange development. It has transformed the passenger facilities in the town centre, making it one the best new interchanges in Britain. This development forms a key part of the regeneration of South Shields and is a wonderful gateway into a new look town centre for local residents and visitors.”
The South Shields interchange replaced the original Tyne and Wear Metro station opening on 4th August and at the same time saw local bus services brought into the same location improving interchange for passengers from across the region. It was part of the major South Shields 365 regeneration masterplan which has including funding from the Local Growth Deal.
The old South Shields Metro station is now in the process of being demolished.